Questions related to panel(s), including appearance and customization. This could refer to gnome-panel, or a panel in another desktop environment. Use the "menu-bar" tag instead when referring to the top panel used in Unity.

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How to disable bottom panel/message tray in Gnome Shell 3.4?

Running Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome Shell 3.4. After enabling Bottom panel extension (to remove annoying Message tray/bottom panel/hot-corner at the bottom; You know what I am talking about(: ), still a ...
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How can I disable the faded title text in the top panel?

So I'm new to Linux but am basically blown away by Ubuntu 12.04 and could definitely see this becoming my main desktop over time One small annoyance for me is a tendency for the global menu on the ...
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How do I change Google Chrome's system tray icon?

I'm very meticulous about how my desktop looks, and using Google Chrome as my main browser, I'm annoyed by certain inconsistencies in the icons that are in my panel. As you can see in the ...
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Xubuntu panel disappears every time I restart (SOLVED)

Well, I recently installed Xubuntu 14.04 and every time I restart, the top panel disappears. As a solution I found the following commands to make the panel reappears, but I have to run it in terminal ...
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LXPanel: Show active window title & close/min-max/restore buttons

IMPORTANT EDIT: I have now found out that these plug-ins are possible, but do not exist. I submitted a request on the LXDE SourceForge page here. They responded, saying they like the idea, but the ...
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Window buttons on cinnamon top panel

Is it possible put the window buttons on the top panel of cinnamon like in Unity?
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Could Touchpad-Indicator be conflicting with Dropbox?

OK, I've done a fair bit of searching on this topic, and while I've found several similar situations, I can't find any information on my specific issue. I'm running a relatively new/clean ...
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How can I get bigger Ubuntu logo at the top menu in 11.04

I have made my panel bigger and all the icons also get bigger except one, the logo on the left of the main menu that says "Applications Places System". Is there a way to make that logo/icon the same ...
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Unity left panel application shortcut problem

I'm having some problems with the Google Chrome shortcut in the Unity left panel. I don't know how exactly I should address this issue. Here's a screenshot. Currently I'm launching Chrome from Unity ...
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How to access Gnome right side panel (where the wifi, sound and shutdown options are)

I just want to know if there is a keyboard shortcut to access the right side of the Gnome panel, where the wifi, sound and shutdown options are. I'm using gnome flashback metacity, in Unity, I used ...
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Can I have Unity/eOS/OS X - like top panel that merges with maximized window's title bar in LXDE?

Everything is in the title: Can I set up a panel in LXDE so it merges with window's title bar when the window is maximized? Like it is in Unity, Elementary OS or OS X.
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Remove text from active windows in panel

How do I make the xfce windows opened in panel to show only icon like in windows 8? That way I can have a vertica panel as shown in picture.
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Dropbox icon disappears on restart

The dropbox icon is not displaying on the indicator panel in the top right hand corner. I tried to implement this solution and it works temporarily after I start and stop dropbox as suggested. ...
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How to create a theme with a picture panel svg or png for GNOME Flashback (Compiz), Unity, Gnome Classic?

How to create a theme with a picture panel svg or png for GNOME Flashback (Compiz) and GNOME Flashback (Metacity) and Unity in Ubuntu 14.04. How to create a theme with a picture panel (svg or png) ...
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How to add rows (so to have multi rows) bottom panel in gnome-session-flashback in ubuntu 14.04 32bit?

I'm experiencing Ubuntu 14.04LTS 32bit with gnome-session-flashback very, very useful for me! Just I need to double rows in bottom panel 'cause I use a lot of opened windows/apps but I really I don't ...
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Changing the number of items in the “drop-down” Skype from panel

I have installed Skype (from the official site) on the Xubuntu 14.04. The problem is that there are only a few items (like in the image http://i60.tinypic.com/10fqji1.png) when I click on the Skype ...
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KDE top panel, always visible, not functioning,

Just updated the system to Kubuntu 14.04, the top panel which is set to 'always visible' is covering the windows, hiding the close, min, max buttons. It should have the top of the window fixed ...
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how to put system tools into gnome3 panel

I'm sure it has been asked before, but I cannot find the solution. I started using Gnome3, and everything is great. But, system tools has been put in Applications. I want System to be a top level ...
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Where are panel applet information stored in mate?

I had an Ubuntu installation that no longer boots. I had mate-panel. There were useful bits of code I wrote into the custom panel applets. Where is the information about custom application launchers ...
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Click on indicator to open app window on top

When I click on indicator icon on panel, for example qbittorrent, clementine,...etc, the app window opens in background so I have to click on Unity launcher icon or use Alt + Tab to get the windows ...
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Is it possible to move the top activities bar of gnome shell to the bottom of the screen?

I have set up a normal user account in my computer as a guest account, which lots of my friends use. I love the gnome shell, and I set it as the desktop environment. The problem users of my computer ...
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How do I run the Unity panel only?

I was wondering whether there is any way to use Unity independently of the dash and hud, use just the panel with the indicators to be more exact. Is there such a feature provided by default or way ...
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Changing Minecraft.jar's icon

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 with xfce desktop (No unity specific fixes please) and I am trying to change the icon for Minecraft.jar to the minecraft logo. But I have no idea how. If there is a way to do ...
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mouse disappears when hovered over panel

my mouse disappears when I hover over panel ( the place where you have network, battery, sound icons) I am on ubuntu 14.04 I have no idea how that happened, so please help with this.
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How to style XFCE panels?

I am in this situation: I was styling my xubuntu, I've added numix icon pack, but as you can see, the icons on the panel doesn't reflect my changes! Why don't they have the old icon style (I've ...
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How to customize the Auto-hide behavior on Kubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr LTS?

Question says it all. I want to customize the Auto-hide behavior, in terms of time basically. In order to enable to feature I followed some instructions (second paragraph), but the panel behavior is ...
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Window's titlebar doesn't dissapear into the panel after maximizing

....instead the window's titlebar and the menu bar (panel bar) exist in parallel. Graphics: Intel® Sandybridge Mobile OS type: 64Bit Here's a screenshot:
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Updated Lubuntu 14.04 01/23/15, now panel and file system is messed up

I'm new to Linux and I don't have the first idea what factors aren't relevant, so I'll have to default to giving every detail. My apologizes in advance. Okay, so about a day ago I accidentally ...
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How do I change the Panel and menu bar to a specific color of my choosing?

I already know how to change themes but I'm quite fond of the Ambiance pack that I'm using. My problem is a slight annoyance, yet an annoyance nonetheless. I want to know how to change the Panel/Menu ...
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Dark Indicators Unity Panel 14.04

The indicators except clock suddenly became dark out of nowhere. Please help, I'm a newbie.
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How to disable default up panel of Ubuntu?

I installed dock on Ubuntu. But the problem is I can't remove default up panel of Ubuntu. How to remove that by gsettings
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Move menus to panel and hide decorator on maximize with Ubuntu MATE?

I had a brief look at Ubuntu MATE today and it seems very nice for some uses I have. However, one thing I'm missing, is the ability to move menus from the window and onto the panel and to hide window ...
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Can't modify panel of Ubuntu and background image(14.04)

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I come across a weird problem. I cannot customize the panel of ubuntu and background image. I can unlock the application icon from the panel, but every time I re-login it ...
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Panel takes up the entire screen and I can't do anything

I was playing around with the panel settings and I accidentally made the panel take up the entire screen and now I can't see anything that I try to open. I tried to open the panel settings by right ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Panel Icon Errors

One of the users on my system gets icon errors in the top panel at login. The volume icon and the message icon are red, round circles with lines through them. The icons for online status are also ...
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How to fix gnome-fallback Menu Bar items and recover lost launchers?

After mistakenly running dconf reset -f /org/gnome/gnome-panel/, I tried manually putting back all the custom launchers and indicators I put on the top and bottom panels and was able to get most of ...
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How to make things Transparent

How can I make the right-click menu at desktop semi-transparent. And when you click on Wireless , Bluetooth , Volume , and Calender I want to make them semi-transparent too.
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Ubuntu Zpanel Unable to receive e-mail

I am able to send e-mail from my zpanel mailboxes but am unable to receive any e-mails. I get this error from gmail when I try to send e-mail to my mailboxes: mail exchanger not found. My domain ...
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re-order open program tabs in panel/taskbar

Is there anything like this for XFCE or any other desktop? I tried this and I can drag but when I drop the open program window it goes back to where I dragged it from.
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Title bar icons

I have a problem with the Panel, the icons are not displaying correctly. You can see an example on the picture here (the top and bottom parts of the icon are cropped off):
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system-indicator setup

I use the "indicator-multiload"-panel to show up network up- & download . Actually I get the information shown graphically, but I want to see it by values (KB/s or MB/s). How can I get this ...
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Too expanded launcher icons on bottom panel in Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome Flashback (Metacity)

When I upgraded Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 (through 12.10, 13.04, 13.10) my launcher (shortcut) icons on the bottom panel expanded (previously they occupied one fourth of panel, not one third). I ...
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How to put the Minimize all open windows and show the the desktop icon in the Panel in XUbuntu?

How does one put the Minimize all open windows and show the the desktop icon in the Panel in XUbuntu 14.04 LTS? Thanks for your time.
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How to customize top panel? Ubuntu 14.04 Unity

I'm looking for a way to move some of the "stuff" on the top panel from the right corner to the center. It's a little frustrating thing to look at the time in the corner, when I can possibly just look ...
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Move application icons on the right side of the top panel in Trusty?

Is there a way to move the application icon to the right side of the top panel (next to the Wi-Fi one)? Right-clicking doesn't activate any menus (tried Super/Alt/CTRL/Shift Right-click - no ...
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How to hide close, min, max buttons on Ubuntu 14 04 Unity top panel for maximised windows that do not have focus?

If I have an unmaximised window with focus on top of a maximised window, the close, min, max buttons of the unfocused maximised window below are still shown in the Unity top panel in Ubuntu 14.04. I ...
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Clicking on the app indicators iin the panel causes compiz to crash

so I have been using 14.04 for a couple of weeks without any problems but yesterday, after I installed a couple of new apps(Classic menu-indicator,diodon,tlp) and now every time I try to click on any ...
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Top panel shows on all three monitors (Ubuntu 14.04)

Is there a way to have it showing on only one? I tried to switch between unity, gnome and gnome XXXX Compiz in order to see what I liked the best, and I believe the three panels on the monitors then ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 panel unhide trigger area

I would like to know if it is posssible to trigger the panel to apear before touching the corner. Currently, I have the hide option on, but i have to go all the way to the edge to touch it for the ...
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Weird overlapping panel after sleep on Ubuntu 14.04

Whenever I resume my laptop from sleep, there is over lapping on the panel. I have provided the image. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on my laptop.